Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (248) 852-2622.
1. What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday 8:00 to 7:00 pm, Tuesday thru Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm and Fridays 8:00am to 5pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until 12pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Debit and Care Credit.
4. Can I make payments?
Full payment is required at the time of service; we do not make payment arrangements. However, we offer CareCredit which can be approved in minutes. We are always more than happy to give you an estimate for the cost of services.
5. At what age can I have my cat spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 3 - 4 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your cat is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my cat's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures often require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery. However, some sutures are "buried" underneath the skin and will dissolve on their own. The veterinarian will let you know if your cat should be seen for suture removal.
8. Is it a good idea to let my cat have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your cat have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having your cat spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted kittens.
9. When can I schedule my cat for a spay, neuter, declaw or dentistry?
Surgery is performed Monday through Friday. Most cats can go home the same day. Declaw patients will stay in the hospital one or two nights to help with recovery.
10. Do you board cats?
No, we do not offer boarding. However, we work closely with several boarding facilities and petsitters and can give you referrals based on you and your cats needs.